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In philosophical debates about absolute truth, people cite “the truths of pure mathematics” as beyond reproach—eternal and universal things discovered/invented by us fallible mortals. But the more deeply I look into these issues myself, the more I see evidence that … Continue reading

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Opportunity is fleeting. Experience is fallacious. Judgment is difficult. Hippocrates

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Lawrence Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing lecturing on cosmology. Don’t really agree with or like his monolithic straw-man representation of “religion” versus “science” at minute 6. “Religion pretends to know all the answers” . Sub-i, sub-j, larry. There are many … Continue reading

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I Need A Speech Bubble To Appear Over My Head When I Talk So I Can Diagram the Bayesian Uncertainty In My Statements

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Where do theories come from?

While science rightly uses empirical evidence (”facts”) as the ultimate arbiter of truth, those who experiment and analyse field data usually only credit or discredit ideas / frameworks that some theorist has previously invented. Tagline. Science: We finally figured out that … Continue reading

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The place where [Satan] was, in my mind, the most successful and first — first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest. They were in fact smarter than everybody else and … Continue reading

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The ontological commitment of a sentence is whatever must be among the values of bound variables for the sentence to come out as true. Willard van Orman Quine I bring up this quotation not to agree or disagree with Quine, … Continue reading

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